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Blackberry ‘Arapaho’ (Patent #8510) Thornless

Blackberry ‘Arapaho’ (Patent #8510) offers flavorful berries without the hassle and pain of thorns!  This blackberry plant produces medium to large-sized, glossy black fruit on an upright bush. Its’ firm berries have exceptionally small seeds making Blackberry ‘Arapaho’ ideal for freezing and baking. Tarts and pies are delectable baked with this fresh-grown fruit.

‘Arapaho’ Berries typically begin producing 1 to 2 years after planting and produce fruit on new growth.  It prefers a sandy or loamy well-drained.  This blackberry does not require a trellis due to its upright habit, which makes harvesting easier.

  • Self-pollinating
  • Strong disease resistance
  • Excellent for backyard gardens and U-Pick farms


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
BL108BAG Blackberry 'Arapaho' (Patent #8510) Thornless 25 out of stock $68.60

Plant Details +

Botanical Rubus fruticosus 'Arapaho'
Size 1 YR #1
Height 4-6'
Spacing 3-4'
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Large, green
Fruit Dark blue to black
Harvest Early Summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2" below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Fertilize at planting and again in late spring. Choose a sunny site in your garden with good air circulation and water drainage and a pH of 6.0-7.0. Keep roots moist until planting. Work plenty of organic matter into the soil and mulch to keep out weeds. Plant as soon as the soil has warmed. Trim canes to encourage new growth. Plants should be set out at least 2 feet apart in rows 7 feet apart. Trellising is beneficial for cane support but not required. These summer-bearing berries produce fruit on second year canes (floricanes). In the fall of the 2nd year, prune spent canes at ground level and thin others to approximately 4 canes per foot of row. Cut off suckers which grow outside of rows. Trim remaining blackberry canes to 7 feet.

Pests or Diseases: Anthracnose, botrytis and verticillium wilt can be serious disease problems. Cane borers and crown borers are potential insect pests.